Has your gearbox been replaced? Yes or no?

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Digital Reaper, Sep 16, 2011.

Have you had the gearbox in your 197 / 200 replaced?

  1. No - I'm still running the original gearbox

    382 vote(s)
    74.6%
  2. Yes - I'm running a replacement gearbox

    130 vote(s)
    25.4%
  1. Colesy

    Colesy

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    Renaultsport Clio 197
    Seems like going down this route is my best option, it's reassuring that it should be 'only' around £660 to fix. I've been recommended a gearbox specialist in Peterborough so I will have to get in contact with them. Thanks for the info!
     

  2. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

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    Clio 200 CUP
    As others have said though, it's worth changing the gearbox oil first in case this solves your issue. If it doesn't then yeah, either new gearbox or rebuild by a specialist.
     
  3. Pina13jpc

    Pina13jpc

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    Location:
    Portugal
    Car:
    200 Gordini & 991 C2S
    2012, 23k miles, lots of track days and still running the original gearbox :blush:
     
  4. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Got a number of mechanic?
     
  5. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Racing Blue RS-200 / Citroen C2 GT

    Oh dear. You got some crunchin Ben ?
     
  6. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Yep. Hardly noticeable at the minute.

    Snetterton on Sunday might alter that:excited:!
     
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  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Fingers crossed its not the camel that breaks t............ :smile:

    ***Thanks for reminder. See you there if i can.
     
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  8. Digital Reaper

    Digital Reaper

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    Location:
    Derby
    Car:
    Audi TT-RS
    A visit back to the forum and glad to see the thread I created is still going strong!
     
  9. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

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    Car:
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    my car has 96000km's, now going in for the third gearbox...well actually I'm getting it rebuild and replacing the clutch and upgrading to Quaife.
     
  10. Hepohep

    Hepohep

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    Location:
    Croatia
    Car:
    Clio 197
    Has gearbox reliability improved since the introduction of steel synchros?
     
  11. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Leeds, W Yorks
    Car:
    R27 #243
    It's still very much pot luck unfortunately. There doesn't seem to be any kind of pattern to it really.

    I didn't think though that any of the gearboxes came with uprated synchros from the factory? I thought it was just the parts you could now buy that were changed...I might be way off target there though...
     
  12. Hepohep

    Hepohep

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    Location:
    Croatia
    Car:
    Clio 197
    I also think that they didn't came with uprated synchros from factory but there are gearboxes that were rebuilt using steel synchros so I wanted to know if the steel ones keep breaking like the old brass ones.
     
  13. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Ah ok, got ya. I haven't heard of any that have failed with the steel synchros, but someone else may have other information to offer??
     
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  14. Hepohep

    Hepohep

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    Location:
    Croatia
    Car:
    Clio 197
    That would be very nice
     
  15. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Inverness
    Car:
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    An old thread, but inspired by some recent comments I'm on original box at 22+k miles with a couple of track days in my ownership.
     
  16. Povey

    Povey

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    Car:
    X85 200 clio
    Anyone had the problem that when the car is cold it's really hard to engage a gear ?
     
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  17. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

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    Clio 200 CUP
    Think it's just the nature of the boxes, mine does it when cold and mine was refurbished 5k miles ago.

    I find it helps to stick it in 3rd first then it slides into 1st a lot easier.
     
  18. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    I agree. When it's very cold down here, I usually put the car is gears 3 and 4 a couple of times. 1st is a lot easier to select after this.
     
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  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    Racing Blue RS-200 / Citroen C2 GT
    Was a thread about this recently when we had a cold spell.

    Consensus was quite a few of us found it harder to engage gears whilst car was cold / first thing in the morning etc

    A bind: but seemingly no big issue.....
     
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  20. Povey

    Povey

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    Car:
    X85 200 clio
    Thanks for clearing that up guys.
    Was starting to think it's time to price up a rebuild
     

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